Business Insider names top 36 public relation experts in technology

  • Tech companies have no shortage of PR needs, whether it’s handling crises like antitrust concerns or promoting a new product.
  • Business Insider identified 36 top public relations pros working in the tech industry.
  • They include names from venture capital firms, SaaS companies, startups, established PR firms, and small agencies.
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Tech companies are often in the news for issues ranging from antitrust concerns to unsavory content proliferating on their platforms.

But besides tamping down crises, these companies also need to promote their products and drive sales.

To do that, they turn to public relations professionals to win over journalists and pitch stories.

Business Insider identified 36 of the top PR pros working in tech. They represent everything from tech giants and enterprise software companies to startups and small agencies.

The list includes well-known Silicon Valley PR’s like Ash Spiegelberg, partner and head of the

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Apple Watch Series 7 To Have Innovative Features, Upgraded Design, Insider Says

Apple’s next update to the highly successful Apple Watch is expected next Fall, and according to Ming-Chi Kuo from TFI Securities, it’s going to be a big update inside and out.

MORE FROM FORBESApple Reveals Its Highly-Anticipated Apple Watch Upgrade Is Almost Here

In a new research note seen by Joe Rossignol at MacRumors, Kuo hints that 2021 will be a big year for Apple Watch. It seems that sales of the current flagship, Apple Watch Series 6 and the surprise mid-range model, Apple Watch SE have been brisk and so next year will be the time for an all-new look.

That’s certainly on schedule: the first three years of Apple Watch models all had an identical design.

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SpaceX is outsourcing Starlink satellite-dish production, insider says

  • SpaceX recently launched a public beta test for Starlink, its growing network of internet-beaming satellites.
  • Test subscribers pay $100 per month for broadbandlike service, plus a $500 fee for a starter kit that includes a “UFO on a stick” user terminal, or satellite dish.
  • But each user terminal contains a phased-array antenna, which industry experts say can’t be made for less than $1,000.
  • SpaceX hired STMicroelectronics to manufacture Starlink user terminals, a person with knowledge of the agreement told Business Insider.
  • The contract with the Swiss-headquartered manufacturing giant calls for the production of 1 million terminals and may be worth billions of dollars, the person said.
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SpaceX is outsourcing a key element of its Starlink satellite-internet network with a manufacturing deal worth billions of dollars, an industry insider told Business Insider.

Job postings and statements by SpaceX officials — including founder Elon Musk

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Don’t Ignore The Fact That This Insider Just Sold Some Shares In Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP)

Anyone interested in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) should probably be aware that the Senior Vice President of MCU8 & MCU16 Business Units, Stephen Drehobl, recently divested US$366k worth of shares in the company, at an average price of US$126 each. The eyebrow raising move amounted to a reduction of 15% in their holding.

Microchip Technology Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when the President & COO, Ganesh Moorthy, sold US$1.3m worth of shares at a price of US$107 per share. That means that an insider was selling shares at slightly below the current price (US$126). As a general rule we consider it to be discouraging when insiders are selling below the current price, because it suggests they were happy with a lower valuation. However, while insider selling is sometimes discouraging, it’s only a weak signal. This single

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Exclusive: Amazon accuses Future of insider trading as it seeks to block Reliance deal

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has asked India’s market regulator to investigate Future Retail Ltd for insider trading, a letter seen by Reuters showed, as it seeks to prevent its business partner from becoming part of rival Reliance’s empire.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at a logistics centre in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo

The U.S. giant has been pressing the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to review Reliance’s August deal to buy retail, logistics and other assets from Future Group for $3.4 billion including debt.

Amazon argues it had a 2019 agreement with Future which prevented the Indian group’s retail assets from being sold to certain parties including Reliance Industries Ltd, which is led by Asia’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani.

The Nov. 8 letter to SEBI alleges Future Retail disclosed to Reliance price sensitive details of an injunction granted

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Business Insider seeks nominations for top tech pr pros

  • The tech industry has come under scrutiny by lawmakers, the public, and media in recent years over its handling of misinformation and privacy issues, fears of job losses through automation, and other concerns.
  • Business Insider is seeking nominations for the top tech PR pros that tech CEOs trust to wrangle crises, fix reputations, and build trust with reporters.
  • Nominations are due November 18.
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Last month, Tesla dissolved its public relations department, demonstrating its willingness to grow its business without actively seeking publicity through news outlets or advertising.

But other tech companies rely heavily on agencies or own in-house teams to spin their stories to the press. 

The tech industry has come under scrutiny by lawmakers, the public, and media in recent years over its handling of misinformation and privacy issues, fears of job losses through automation, and other concerns.

Business Insider is seeking

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Molekule HomeKit support, new Abode outdoor camera, & more on HomeKit Insider

Molekule updates its Air Mini+ to include HomeKit, Brilliant’s smart panels are now available on Amazon, Abode launches a new outdoor camera, plus we follow up Switchbot, and we answer listener questions on HomeKit Insider.

This week, more new HomeKit products have launched or have significantly expanded availability. Molekule has added HomeKit support to its popular Air Mini+ air purifier, and that’s probably paid off for them has Apple Stores have now started stocking them. This is the first time Apple has ever sold an air purifier — and it’s only second-ever HomeKit air purifier to launch, following the VOCOlinc PureFlow.

Climate controls are one use for Brilliant’s impressive smart panels, and the latest version of this with HomeKit support are now being sold on Amazon. At the same time, Adobe has begun to take pre-orders — at a discount, too — for its Smart Outdoor Camera.

Next, Stephen also

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Google Pixel 5 review – Business Insider

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  • Google’s Pixel 5 will release on October 29 for $699.99, and is available for preorder now from the Google Store, Best Buy, B&H, and Verizon. 
  • However, for $700, you can do better than the Google Pixel 5.
  • The Pixel 5 is lacking in performance in its $700 price category, as it has a middling processor compared to other phones in the $700 range. This phone also may not satisfy those who like smaller screens, nor will it satisfy those who like larger screens – it’s on an unfortunate middle ground.
  • The Pixel 5 isn’t a bad phone, as it has the best cameras of 2020 so far and good battery life, but you’d still be overpaying if you bought the Pixel 5 at $700. I’d suggest you look at the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE,
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An Ex-Trump Insider Looks to Our Future With Russia and China

Unfortunately, McMaster’s boss was not on board with this approach. In McMaster’s time, he notes, President Trump often said improving relations with Russia “would be a good thing, not a bad thing,” while succumbing to Putin’s flattery and treating his criminal actions “with dismissiveness and moral equivalency.” And, of course, the repeated references to “the Russia hoax,” which meant no one in the president’s circle could discuss election interference without dreading an eruption triggered by Trump’s fear that the legitimacy of the election was being questioned.

McMaster never deals head-on with the fundamental problem — that the administration had, on paper, a defensible Russia strategy, and the president kept undermining it. Instead, he cites his top Russia aide, Fiona Hill, who, he writes, always warned that “Putin seeks to divide; Americans and Europeans should not divide themselves.”

China, the climate-changer, is, of course, immune to containment strategies. If the old

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